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I was just reading an old thread where CutNut gave some tips for testing diamonds (breathing on them, touching w/lip or tongue). With so many fakes out there now, what is the best way to tell? Chemically, electronically,...?
 

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P.S. - "Megan's Magic Wand" Diamond Tester....what the hell is this??!! (just found on eBay):confused:
 

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Hmmm, not sure if I tread on sacred ground here, or what. I'm sorry if I offended anyone. Thought I asked a valid question.:halo:
 

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When you take a diamond to have it appraised, is part of the appraisal determining whether or not it's a real diamond? I've always been paranoid about paying for a diamond but getting a cubic zirc. I doubt I could tell the difference.
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Tarams

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Well I wouldn't want to be one of those appraisers! Ouch!

I have always been able to tell the difference between a dimaond and a cz, but have never seen any of the other "imposters".

Is it safe to say that "fakes" don't have visible inclusions? :read:
 
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